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retch

  • noun an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    heave.
    • a bad case of the heaves
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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startle_reflex

  • noun a normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs
    Moro reflex.

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babinski

  • noun extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
    Babinski sign; Babinski reflex.

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flesh

  • noun the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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fervour

  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervor; fervidness; fire; ardor; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor

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gag

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    joke; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    muzzle.

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reflex_action

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction; reflex.

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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knee_jerk

  • noun a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
    patellar reflex; knee-jerk reflex.

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stretch_reflex

  • noun reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
    myotactic reflex.

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suckling_reflex

  • noun reflex behavior in newborn mammals; includes finding and grasping the nipple in the mouth and sucking on it and swallowing the milk

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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farting

  • noun a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
    fart; flatus; breaking wind; wind.
  • verb expel intestinal gases through the anus
    break wind; fart.

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electric_shock

  • noun the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
    • they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks
  • noun trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness

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patellar_reflex

  • noun a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
    knee jerk; knee-jerk reflex.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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gooseflesh

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; goose bump; goose pimple; goosebump; goose skin; pilomotor reflex.

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rumination

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    • ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination

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defecation_reflex

  • noun normal response to the presence of feces in the rectum
    rectal reflex.

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gulp

  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    draught; swig; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp
  • noun a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    gulping.

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palpebration

  • noun repeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)

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disgust

  • noun strong feelings of dislike
  • verb fill with distaste
    gross out; repel; revolt.
    • This spoilt food disgusts me

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crimson

  • noun a deep and vivid red color
    ruby; deep red.
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    blush; redden; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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pharyngeal_reflex

  • noun normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth
    gag reflex.

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flinch

  • noun a reflex response to sudden pain
    wince.
  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; recoil; wince; quail; cringe; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

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burping

  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    belch; eructation; belching; burp.
  • verb expel gas from the stomach
    belch; bubble; burp; eruct.
    • In China it is polite to burp at the table

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jerk

  • noun a dull stupid fatuous person
    dork.
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; saccade.

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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belch

  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; eructation; belching; burp.
  • verb expel gas from the stomach
    bubble; burp; eruct.
    • In China it is polite to burp at the table

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swig

  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    gulp; draught; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp
  • verb strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
    slog; slug.
    • He slugged me so hard that I passed out

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blinking

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blink; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate; blink.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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eye_blink

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; nictation; blinking; blink; wink.

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vomit

  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    puke; vomitus; barf.
  • noun a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
    nauseant; vomitive; emetic.

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instinctive

  • adjective satellite unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
    natural.
    • a cat's natural aversion to water
    • offering to help was as instinctive as breathing

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disgorgement

  • noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    emesis; puking; vomiting; vomit; regurgitation.

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thrill

  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; boot; charge; bang; flush; kick.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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hiccough

  • noun (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
    hiccup; singultus.
    • how do you cure the hiccups?
  • verb breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
    hiccup.
    • When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

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stimulus

  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulation; stimulant; input.

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gooseflesh

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; goose bump; goose pimple; goosebump; goose skin; pilomotor reflex.

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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excitant

  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    stimulant drug; stimulant.
  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitative; excitatory.

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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stimulant

  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulation; stimulus; input.
  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    excitant; stimulant drug.

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defecation

  • noun the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
    laxation; shitting.

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pandiculation

  • noun yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)

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automatic

  • noun light machine gun
    automatic rifle; machine rifle.
  • noun a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
    automatic pistol.

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suckling

  • noun an infant considered in relation to its nurse
    nursling; nurseling.
  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Sir John Suckling.

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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miosis

  • noun (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)
    reduction division; meiosis.
  • noun reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
    myosis; pupillary reflex; light reflex.

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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flatus

  • noun a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
    fart; farting; breaking wind; wind.

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pupillary_reflex

  • noun reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
    myosis; miosis; light reflex.

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physiological_reaction

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; reflex.

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electrical_shock

  • noun a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body
    electric shock; shock.
    • subjects received a small electric shock when they made the wrong response
    • electricians get accustomed to occasional shocks

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nictation

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; blinking; blink; wink.

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startle

  • noun a sudden involuntary movement
    jump; start.
    • he awoke with a start
  • verb to stimulate to action
    galvanise; galvanize.
    • ..startled him awake
    • galvanized into action

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belching

  • noun the forceful expulsion of something from inside
    • the belching of smoke from factory chimneys
  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; belch; eructation; burp.

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inflammation

  • noun a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
    rubor; redness.
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; fervor; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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horripilate

  • verb have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps
    • I horripilate when I see violence on television
  • verb cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps
    • Hitchcock movies horripilate me

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rectal_reflex

  • noun normal response to the presence of feces in the rectum
    defecation reflex.

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oscitance

  • noun drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    oscitancy.
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; yawning; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy

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light_reflex

  • noun reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
    myosis; miosis; pupillary reflex.

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vomiting

  • noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    emesis; disgorgement; puking; vomit; regurgitation.
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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myosis

  • noun an acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest)
    diaphragmatic pleurisy; Bornholm disease; epidemic pleurodynia; epidemic myalgia.
  • noun reflex contraction of the sphincter muscle of the iris in response to a bright light (or certain drugs) causing the pupil to become smaller
    miosis; pupillary reflex; light reflex.

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burp

  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; belch; eructation; belching.
  • verb expel gas from the stomach
    belch; bubble; eruct.
    • In China it is polite to burp at the table

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yawning

  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; oscitance; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy
  • verb utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
    yawn.
    • The child yawned during the long performance

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accommodation

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; adjustment.
  • noun a settlement of differences
    • they reached an accommodation with Japan

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reaction

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    chemical reaction.
    • there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water
  • noun an idea evoked by some experience
    • his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do

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puking

  • noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    emesis; disgorgement; vomiting; vomit; regurgitation.
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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nictitation

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    winking; eye blink; nictation; blinking; blink; wink.

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goose_bump

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; gooseflesh; goose pimple; goosebump; goose skin; pilomotor reflex.

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yawn

  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    oscitance; yawning; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy
  • verb utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
    • The child yawned during the long performance

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gag_reflex

  • noun normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth
    pharyngeal reflex.

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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pharyngeal

  • noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
    pharyngeal consonant; guttural consonant; guttural.
  • adjective of or relating to the throat
    • pharyngeal fricatives

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gulping

  • noun a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    gulp.
  • noun the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
    guzzling; swilling.

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plantar

  • adjective relating to or occurring on the undersurface of the foot
    • plantar warts can be very painful

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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knee-jerk_reflex

  • noun a reflex extension of the leg resulting from a sharp tap on the patellar tendon
    patellar reflex; knee jerk.

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blush

  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; bloom; flush.
  • noun sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)
    flush.

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sneezing

  • noun a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
    sternutation; sneeze.
  • verb exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one's nose
    sneeze.
    • Pepper makes me sneeze

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reflexive

  • noun a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
    reflexive pronoun.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    reflex; automatic.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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startle_reaction

  • noun a complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions
    startle response.

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blink

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blinking; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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reflex_response

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction; reflex.

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goosefleshy

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shudder

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    tremor.

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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innate

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unconditioned; unlearned.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective satellite being talented through inherited qualities
    born; natural.
    • a natural leader
    • a born musician
    • an innate talent

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stretch

  • noun a large and unbroken expanse or distance
    • a stretch of highway
    • a stretch of clear water
  • noun the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    reach; reaching.

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myotactic_reflex

  • noun reflex contraction of a muscle when an attached tendon is pulled; important in maintaining erect posture
    stretch reflex.

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horripilation

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    goose bump; gooseflesh; goose pimple; goosebump; goose skin; pilomotor reflex.

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puke

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    vomit; vomitus; barf.

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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stimulation

  • noun the act of arousing an organism to action
  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulus; stimulant; input.

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start

  • noun the beginning of anything
    • it was off to a good start
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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shiver

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    tremble; shake.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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wobbly

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • noun a member of the Industrial Workers of the World

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babinski_reflex

  • noun extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
    Babinski; Babinski sign.

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bubble

  • noun a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    house of cards.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble

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unconditioned_reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; physiological reaction; reflex.

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emesis

  • noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    disgorgement; puking; vomiting; vomit; regurgitation.

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startle_response

  • noun a complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions
    startle reaction.

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fervor

  • noun feelings of great warmth and intensity
    fervidness; fire; ardor; fervour; ardour; fervency.
    • he spoke with great ardor
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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mydriasis

  • noun reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs

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miotic

  • noun a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye)
    miotic drug; myotic drug; myotic.
  • adjective of or relating to or causing constriction of the pupil of the eye
    myotic.
    • a miotic drug

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hiccup

  • noun (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
    singultus; hiccough.
    • how do you cure the hiccups?
  • verb breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
    hiccough.
    • When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

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unconditioned

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unlearned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective not conditional
    unconditional.
    • unconditional surrender

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wince

  • noun the facial expression of sudden pain
  • noun a reflex response to sudden pain
    flinch.

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goosebump

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; goose bump; gooseflesh; goose pimple; goose skin; pilomotor reflex.

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goose

  • noun web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.

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eructation

  • noun (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
    extravasation; eruption.
  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; belch; belching; burp.

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reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    automatic; reflexive.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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excitement

  • noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    exhilaration.
    • he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    fervour; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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myotic

  • noun a drug that causes miosis (constriction of the pupil of the eye)
    miotic drug; myotic drug; miotic.
  • adjective of or relating to or causing constriction of the pupil of the eye
    miotic.
    • a miotic drug

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goose_pimple

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; goose bump; gooseflesh; goosebump; goose skin; pilomotor reflex.

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wank

  • noun slang for masturbation
    jacking off; hand job; jerking off.
  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; jerk off; she-bop; masturbate; jack off.

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barf

  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    vomit; puke; vomitus.
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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pilomotor

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myotactic

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breaking_wind

  • noun a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
    fart; flatus; farting; wind.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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tremble

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    shiver; shake.
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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accommodation_reflex

  • noun reflex changes in the eyes that enable an object to be focused on the retina

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inborn

  • adjective satellite present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
    congenital; innate.
  • adjective satellite normally existing at birth
    inbred; connatural.
    • mankind's connatural sense of the good

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rooting

  • noun the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
  • verb take root and begin to grow
    root.
    • this plant roots quickly

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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honk

  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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innate_reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction; reflex.

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electrical

  • adjective relating to or concerned with electricity
    • an electrical engineer
    • electrical and mechanical engineering industries
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electric.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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pimple

  • noun a small inflamed elevation of the skin; a pustule or papule; common symptom in acne
    zit; hickey.

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quaff

  • noun a hearty draft
  • verb to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
    gulp; swig.
    • The men gulped down their beers

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babinski_sign

  • noun extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons
    Babinski; Babinski reflex.

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prickle

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; spikelet; sticker.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick.

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winking

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; eye blink; nictation; blinking; blink; wink.
  • verb signal by winking
    wink.
    • She winked at him

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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excitation

  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    excitement; fervour; fervor; inflammation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation
  • noun the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
    innervation; irritation.

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sternutation

  • noun a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
    sneezing; sneeze.

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moro_reflex

  • noun a normal reflex of young infants; a sudden loud noise causes the child to stretch out the arms and flex the legs
    startle reflex.

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fart

  • noun a reflex that expels intestinal gas through the anus
    flatus; farting; breaking wind; wind.
  • verb expel intestinal gases through the anus
    break wind.

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regurgitation

  • noun backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
  • noun recall after rote memorization
    • he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation

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oscitancy

  • noun drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    oscitance.
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; oscitance; yawning.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy

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micturition_reflex

  • noun relaxation of the urethral sphincter in response to increased pressure in the bladder

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knee

  • noun hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    genu; articulatio genus; knee joint; human knee.
  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    stifle.

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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singultus

  • noun (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion
    hiccup; hiccough.
    • how do you cure the hiccups?

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sneeze

  • noun a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
    sternutation; sneezing.
  • verb exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one's nose
    • Pepper makes me sneeze

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instinctive_reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction; reflex.

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patellar

  • adjective near or relating to the patella or kneecap
    • patellar tendon

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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revolt

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; insurrection; rebellion.
  • verb make revolution
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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pilomotor_reflex

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; goose bump; gooseflesh; goose pimple; goosebump; goose skin.

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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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plantar_reflex

  • noun flexion of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front in persons over the age of 2 years; under 2 years the results should be extension of the toes (Babinski reflex)

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rooting_reflex

  • noun reflex consisting of head-turning and sucking movements elicited in a normal infant by gently stroking the side of the mouth or cheek

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inborn_reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction; reflex.

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goose_skin

  • noun reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
    horripilation; goose bump; gooseflesh; goose pimple; goosebump; pilomotor reflex.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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